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Sunday, December 18, 2011

On The Road Again

East T-Bird Wrestling:

A new school

A new level of competition

The transition to East High has been a positive one both academically and athletically. Mike has found it odd, however, not sitting at the edge of the mat coaching. There is a great coalition of Dads (and Moms) who attend the competitions so we are making new friends and becoming part of this wrestling "family". I still get to sit mat side, snapping photos of a new set of wrestlers.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Whoop Button!

October 30, 2011

Denver, CO

We were excited that the Lions would be playing the Broncos so that we could see our favorite Lions Special Teams/Safety #29!! It was a beautiful, 70 degree day--rare for this late in October.

~David and Levi~

~Some of the 52 John Wendling fans in attendance~

Our seats were more than a "mile high"!

~Pre-game entertainment~

These parachuters literally whirled into the stadium at phenomenal speed.

~More pre-game~

John in action on our end of the field.

The final score was Lions 45-Denver 10. Leaving the stadium was easy since most of the Broncos fans had evacuated in the third quarter!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lions, Deer, T-birds, Cats and Dogs

~The Showdown in Motown~

Mike and Levi flew to Detroit to take in the Lions Monday Night football game against the Bears. It was an awesome adventure and a great game as John started on defense...and the Lions won! Thanks, Angie and John for your hospitality and for these great pictures. I'm enjoying the conversations of all they saw and experienced!

Mike and Levi with John at the "walk through" on Sunday.

Game night with Angie

While they were gone, we got our first was 85 in Detroit!

~Hi-ho, Hi-ho a hunting he does go~

Levi shot this nice 3x3 buck on opening day!

~First Day of School~

Just couldn't resist that "mom, making the kid squint into the sun, first day of school" photo opp! Levi is a Freshman and is going to East High in Cheyenne this year. He'll be wrestling as a Thunderbird.

~Parting shots~

The nuisances of the back door.

Cowboy: aka- Chewy Louie, one of our two new puppies.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wheat Harvest 2011

July 22- August 1

~A season we very much look forward to...

~ A season we are very much relieved when accomplished.

~Part of the crew:

Cody Jones-aka "Ponchito de St. Cloud, MN", Lukas and our cousin David. Howard, Mary Kay, Mike, Levi and myself complete the workforce for this family farm operation.

This year's cool, wet Spring found us putting up second cutting of alfalfa during the last few days of wheat harvest. It was a bit crazy!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Man, oh time flies!

For example, 18 years were just a blink. Why, it was "just the other day" Lukas started Kindergarten and I cried mixed tears of excitement/worry...hoping we were sending him to school with the knowledge of ABC's and tools of scissors and glue. he's graduated from High School!

And...again I cry tears of excitement/worry..hoping he's equipped with the tools of faith, character and work ethic to tackle all that life might present.

Where did the time go?

Levi and David (a cousin who is like a brother) were his escorts at graduation.

After a year of waiting......

A Cheyenne business was hired (and paid well) to install a gas log fireplace. I believe many take advantage of our proximity by providing shoddy (was tempted to use a different word here) customer service. I'm still waiting for them to come out "next week" to finish the grout job and install a mantel. However, despite my irritation, I believe I ended up with something better thanks to Lukas's Woodshop teacher, Chris Cooper!

I just love how it turned out!!! and I can do the grout work myself. Let's see..February, March, April, May, June and now July...perhaps they meant next week??

Summer's Drumbeat....

~fences fixed, calves branded, turned out on pasture..

~stubble plowed, summer fallow x 2, first cutting of hay...

~wheat's turning, Combines readied, harvest next week....

Next week!!!

Summer is flying by

~Parting Shots~

~Prairie flowers from all our wonderful rains~

~The swallows of Romsa Farms~

~"Tuffy's" woodpile kittens~

~Our newest additions--"Cowboy" and "Roscoe"~

~My garden--so far just lettuce and radishes~

~Some evenings I get to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes~

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


~Her 14th calf~

It's extremely rare for a beef cow to remain part of a productive herd for as long as #6 has been with our family. Despite her age, she still raises a calf that will weigh close to 600 lbs at weaning. Most cows get culled from our herd if they encounter calving problems ( c-sections, hard pulls, etc) or are behavioral problems. "Six" has lived a life free of the typical bovine demises of snake bite, hardware and mastitis. As the years have past, we have learned to always stop and say "hello" because she loves to be scratched and rubbed.

Her heifer from this year. We're going to have to keep as a replacement!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

No Matter How Many Times....

I've been privy to several bovine births and I am still amazed by the miracle of life.

Within minutes this calf was up and nursing--all the while its mom "coo"moos and actively licks it off--keeping an eye on me and my camera.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Harbingers of a Wyoming Spring

Living at close to 6,000 feet above sea level my fellow friends and neighbors experience the turbulent weather transitions Mother Nature has up her sleeve: 70 degrees one day, 16 degrees the next with 8 inches of snow, and one can always count on the wind. When we make it through these ups and downs it's such a treat to bask in the glory of Wyoming's beautiful summer days.

~ We are in full swing of calving ~ ~The wheat has come out of winter dormancy~ ~The plow is ready to turn under last year's stubble~
~And Hank has muddy paws!~

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Final Chapter

For the Bronc Senior wrestlers the last three weeks went by all too fast.

The above photo is Coach Romsa with his Seniors: Lukas, Max Walbridge, and Shawn Cole

Carbon County Invite:Saratoga

The view of Elk Mountian on a "typical" winter day.


Third place-160 lbs

State Tournament

Lukas was 2-2. We were all hoping for one more match to place for fifth or sixth. It wasn't to be. Lukas wrestled his best this weekend--so very proud of him especially when I consider his come back from ACL surgery as a Freshman and his C5 nerve injury last year.